Saturday, February 25, 2012

Misty Movie Photo

There have been several Baltimore Sun photos from the filming of Misty for sale on eBay lately.  I finally decided to buy one.  I picked out one that had the ponies in it, movie Phantom is in the foreground and one of the movie Misty's is in the background.  Pam Smith who played Maureen is with Misty.  David Ladd who played Paul is behind Phantom.

A neat little bit of Misty history.  There are several photos still for sale on eBay.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Breyer's Misty II, Black Mist, and Twister Set

In honor of Misty's 50th Birthday in 1996 Breyer released a set of three models, granddaughter Misty II and two of her foals, Black Mist and Twister. The three models are Classic sized, 1:12 scale. Misty II is on the Ruffian mold, Black Mist on the Swaps mold, and Twister is on the Mesteno Foal mold.  The trio of real ponies attended Breyerfest that year.

 Misty II
Black Mist

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Cezanne (1989-January 15, 2012)

Cezanne passed away on January 15th at Hawkeye Stables in Maryland after a three week battle with colic.  Cezanne was born on Assateague and as such was not a Misty descendant, but he was a member of the extended family.  He sired a number of Misty descendants during his years at the Allen farm.  Cezanne was a prolific and influential sire of both of Misty ponies and regular Chincoteagues.

Friend of Misty's Heaven Celina Calvo Boltinghouse took this photo of young Cezanne and his dam on Assateague

Cezanne was owned by painter Kevin McBride who included the stallion in many of his paintings.  McBride's 2001 Pony Penning print depicted Cezanne with Misty's Black Mist and their daughter Misty's Morning Glory and his 2005 Pony Penning print features Cezanne's five foals that he sired in 2004, including Misty's Storm Chaser and Misty's Cloudbursts.

 Misty's Desert Sun and Cezanne, they produced three foals together

Cezanne's Misty descendant foals:
Misty's Scorcher
Misty's Morning Glory
Misty's Storm Chaser 
Misty's Cloudbursts
Misty's SnowDrop
Misty's Dust Storm
Misty's Nor'easter
Misty's Irish Mist
Misty's Sunfire
Misty's Moonshine
Misty's September Stardust 
Misty's Thunderbolt
Misty's Riptide
And a couple more coming this year...

Cezanne was a favorite of both of us here at Misty's Heaven; for his handsome looks, personality, and the lovely foals he sired.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

2011 Foals, Part II

Part I:

Firefly Mist
Black pinto colt born May 2011

Misty's Crown Prince
Bay pinto colt born May 28, 2011

Chestnut pinto filly born June 2011

Pryor's Island Breeze
Bay filly born June 3, 2011

Black pinto colt born born June 8, 2011

Misty's Lunar Corona
Black pinto colt born June 14, 2011

Misty's Red Dawn
Chestnut filly born June 18, 2011

Misty's Stormy Bay
Bay filly born June 27, 2011

Misty's Relative Humidity
Chestnut pinto colt born July 3, 2011

Moontide Mist
Bay pinto colt born July 7, 2011

Misty's Dreaming of Chincoteague
Chestnut pinto filly born July 8, 2011

Chestnut filly
Full sibling to:

Black pinto colt
Full sibling to:

Black pinto filly

Monday, December 19, 2011

Chincoteague Pony Drill Team 2011 Christmas Parades

The Chincoteague Pony Drill Team rode in four different Christmas parades this year and were named best equestrian group in all of them! They won best parade entry at the Onacock parade.hey also made an appearance at the Chincoteague Christmas tree lighting.

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Snow Hill:

Great job guys!

 Picture was posted on the Facebook page for the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Great American Horses: Chincoteague Ponies

Chincoteague Ponies by Victor Gentle and Janet Perry was published in 2001 and is part of a series called Great American Horses.  It is a book for young children with information on the Chincoteague Pony breed.  There is a page on and picture of Misty.  There is a picture of Misty's Black Mist and Misty's Chance of Rain, and one of Misty's Desert Sun, Misty's Raindrop, and Misty II's Henry as foals.  The book is dedicated to Kendy Allen.

Below is the page and picture of the Chincoteague Pony Drill Team.  (L-R) Misty's Colors of the Wind, Teager, Misty's May Day Twister, Misty's Black Mist, Chincoteague Miss Penny, and Red Mist.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Misty's First Grandfoal

Misty's first grandfoal was Cloudy, son of Wisp O' Mist.  The palomino gelding was born in 1964 and was the only foal of his dam.  He had an intresting life and became one of the more well known Misty descendants.

Cloudy was born on Beebe Ranch and was sold to Ed Clark as a 2 year old.  The Clarks taught Cloudy many tricks that he would perform throughout his life.  Cloudy was sold to the Chincoteague Miniature Pony Farm in 1975 after Mr. Clark died.  He performed for the public at the Pony Farm and his likeness was on many of their souvenirs.

More on Cloudy
Pictures of Cloudy